Christoph Abels

Christoph joined the Dahrendorf Forum as a research associate in 2019. He currently pursues a PhD in Governance at the Hertie School of Governance, focusing on social media, misinformation and deep fakes. In his PhD, he investigates the societal impact of misinformation and its spread on social media, with a deep interest in identifying strategies to cope with these emerging phenomena. Christoph’s professional experience spans from positions at various Berlin start-ups to consultancy work, having worked at Rocket Internet and Hering Schuppener, among others. Beyond that, he is a board member of Polis180, a Berlin-based grassroots-think tank for foreign and European affairs. Christoph holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Hagen and a Master of Public Policy from the Hertie School.

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